Reboot

I can’t really remember the number of times that I have abandoned this blog only to come back a couple of months later to reboot it.

I have had a lot of ups and downs this year and with my health is has mostly been downs. I gained a lot of weight in a very short amount of time and I am having a very difficult time getting it off. I have also recently found out that I have metabolic syndrome and hyperglycemia (without diabetes).

So what is metabolic syndrome?  To quote the Metabolic Syndrome Handbook:

Metabolic Syndrome can be defined as a cluster of medical conditions that are related and often occur together:

  • Abdominal obesity - Large waist circumference
  • Hypertension - High blood pressure
  • Low HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) - The “good” cholesterol
  • High LDL (Low-Density Lipoproteins) - The “bad” cholesterol
  • High triglyceride levels
  • High fasting blood glucose levels, commonly referred to as high blood sugar levels Read more…

Path To My New Life

This entry title sounds cheesey. I know that because I wrote it. However, it’s true. I have been “dieting” unsuccessfully for almost two years and my weight has just gone upupup. When I initially lost weight in 2009, I came in at 140lbs- a good weight. Three years later I have gained an unbelievable 90lbs. Not just that, but I have a whole series of uncomfortable symptoms, including:

*Knee pain

*Back pain

*Fatigue (as in, I take 2-3 hour naps in the afternoon and can barely get up in the morning)

*Never feeling full/satisfied after a meal

*Craving simple carbohydrates to give me a fast boost of energy

*Headaches

*Excess abdominal fat

And no, I am not pregnant. I have led myself down a terrible path and I can see Type II Diabetes in the distance. My mother got there three years ago and she has completely altered her life; I am going to do the same.